With only four days to go until polling day, a report from the ACTCOSS Federal Election Forum has asked candidates to focus on local issues outside the issues raised in the so-called ‘Canberra bubble’.
In the lead up to announcement of the ACT 2019-2020 Budget, ACTCOSS has released research highlighting the need to ease cost of living pressures for low-income Canberra households.
ACTCOSS, along with COSS around the country, have welcomed the ALP announcement of funding and partnerships to support housing in remote communities, and called on the Liberal Party to provide a similar commitment.
Come along to ACT Decides: A Community Conversation – ACTCOSS' ACT federal election candidates forum next Monday 29 April 2019.
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ACTCOSS has joined other Councils of Social Service in expressing disappointment that the Federal Budget has failed to reduce severe poverty and close the worst gaps in essential services, while welcoming some investments and supports.
As community organisations providing essential services to people on low and modest incomes, we call on the Parliament not to rush to pass more income tax cuts before the elections, and to reverse those already legislated to go to high income-earners after 2020.
Canberra’s high fuel prices are hitting low-income households hardest. This is a key finding from the ACTCOSS analysis of cost of living data shared in a submission to the ACT Legislative Assembly Select Committee Inquiry into Fuel Pricing.
This is the last day of a record breaking hot summer. Extremely cold weather is only a few months away. Now is the time for the ACT Government to take further action to reduce human induced climate change, mitigate the impacts of a more unstable and changing climate, and set up a just transition to a low emission future.
ACTCOSS welcomes announcements today on a major ACT justice reinvestment project, Building Communities Not Prisons, but there is more work to do around diversion and programs for women.